Your Purpose Is Your Direction

Your Purpose Is Your Direction

“Money is a tool to further your purpose in life.”
– Alex Agresta

Alexandria (Alex) Agresta is Chief Purpose Pioneer at Purpose Pioneers and is now a SPEAK With Confidence Rockstar Alumni! I’m such a huge fan of hers and I promise two minutes into this episode – you will be, too. This woman is so on brand and so purpose-driven it shines through her in every way.

Alex knew her purpose was all about purpose when she was six-years-old – so who better to talk about living a life and work full of purpose than Alex herself?! On this episode, we chat about systemizing purpose and creating systems around fulfillment in life, why your purpose is your brand, channeling both masculine and feminine energies, and, of course – manifesting that shit!

“If I’m tired and want to take a nap in the middle of the day because I’ve been working my butt off – then I’m going to freaking do it and not feel guilty.” – Alex

If you’re in a season that needs some light, tune into this episode & walk away puking rainbows.

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Keep the party going and listen to Rob Bell’s Robcast, read more about how Ricky killed my scared in Bali, or listen to Alex’s podcast Purpose Leads to Profits.

NOTES FROM ME & ALEX
(for those of you who aren’t yet listening in):

I believe in you.
You can be anything.
You are beautiful.
I am proud of you.
I love you.


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In her words: Alex is intentional, empowering, purposeful, excited and CRUSHES!!!

Facebook: Alex Agresta

Instagram: @purposepreneur

LinkedIn: Alexandria Agresta

Website: www.purposepioneers.com


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You’re A Banker?! No Way!

You’re A Banker?! No Way!

“You have to be very mindful of what you’re trying to accomplish at the end of the day.” – Jenny Shtipelman

Last week we held our SPEAK With Confidence October Accelerator in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado. The week was busy, jam-packed with great Rockstars, Trainers, and Experts. During our 3-day retreat we were able to write talks, laugh, cry, eat so much delicious food and hold space for each other like we never have before at any other SPEAK With Confidence. If you’re feeling FOMO – don’t stress. The April SPEAK With Confidence Accelerator is ready for you & already starting to fill up! Go check it out.

Now that we’re done with all that for this moment, let’s get back to PODCASTING!!!!

Join me in a confetti party for the return of the Adventures of Branding podcast while I introduce you to my dear friend, Jenny Shtipelman.

Jenny is Senior Vice President at Eagle Bank, a powerhouse career woman with super savvy financial advice, and a closet that truly does redefine what a banker’s closet looks like. “Jenny From The Bank” is a kickass human with a personal brand that’s totally her own and stretches beyond her industry or position. If you didn’t think you could let your personal brand shine because you work in a corporate environment, this will challenge you to reconsider.

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Want to find out more about defining your personal brand? Listen to the SPEAK With Confidence podcast series’ Chapter 2: Define Your Brand (your friends might know it better) to find out how to get a personal brand that rocks as much as you do.

If hearing Jenny’s super useful tips about creating a team to help you build your dream business and reach your financial goals inspired you to learn more, listen to Give Me 1 Hour, I’ll Give You 9 Years. I share lots of nuggets of information I’ve learned the hard way over the last 9 years about building a business.*

*No coffee required


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In her words: Jenny is assertive, humorous, badass, traveler, lover of all foods and experiences.

Facebook: Jenny Shtipelman
Twitter: @BetterBankCoach
Instagram: Jenshtipelman
LinkedIn: Jenny Shtipelman


 

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Practice Your Face Off (but not literally)

Practice Your Face Off (but not literally)

"Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect." – Vince Lombardi



Who's ready to jump into Chapter 7 of the SPEAK With Confidence podcast series?! Did you already finish Chapter 1: Brainstorming Like a Boss, Chapter 2: Just Be Yourself (but better), Chapter 3: Organize Your Talk (for maximum impact) , Chapter 4: Getting It Together (just don’t get too attached), Chapter 5: Memorizing (without memorizing) and Chapter 6: Sell Your Talk (without selling)? (Go listen if you haven't before you jump in here.)


DELIVER YOUR TALK: Practicing Your Talk


THIS EPISODE SIMPLIFIED: We’ve come to the final chapter of the SPEAK With Confidence podcast series. You’ve collected your IP, written and memorized your talk, got all the language to sell yourself and are ready for the final step: Practicing!



Let’s jump into Chapter 7: Practice Your Face Off (but not literally). Just because this is the end, doesn't mean you are done. I know – practice does NOT make perfect – but it sure makes you more comfortable on stage. It’s important that you never stop practicing – even when you’ve given your talk a million times.



I’ll share what I’ve learned over years about stage presence, being an inviting speaker, and how to get your audience engaged. But before we get started on all the things to DO on stage, I have one big DON’T to share.



Listen to the podcast to find out my big DON'T:




You can watch Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk on power posing here. And check out how SPEAK With Confidence alumni, AJ Gibson, uses the stage in spite of his height to be more inviting on stage: (also, grab his book: Flipping The Script – I'm in it!)

 




SPEAK With Confidence: Stop wishing you were on that stage & write the dang talk: ispeakwithconfidence.com I'll even send you the fancy-schmancy workbook you're hearing about.



SPEAK With Confidence CLUSTER: Listen to this Cluster of Awesomeness here



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Sell Your Talk (without selling)

Sell Your Talk (without selling)

"Most people think "selling" is the same as "talking". But the most effective salespeople know that listening is the most important part of their job."


– Roy Bartell



Who's ready to jump into Chapter 6 of the SPEAK With Confidence podcast series?! Did you already finish Chapter 1: Brainstorming Like a Boss, Chapter 2: Just Be Yourself (but better), Chapter 3: Organize Your Talk (for maximum impact), Chapter 4: Getting It Together (just don’t get too attached), and Chapter 5: Memorizing (without memorizing)? (Go listen if you haven't before you jump in here.)

 


DELIVER YOUR TALK: SELL Your Talk (without selling)


THIS EPISODE SIMPLIFIED: Now that you have your talk written – how do you get the right people (conference organizers AND attendees) to listen to your talk?



Let’s jump into Chapter 6: Sell Your Talk (without selling). Few are great at selling their talk in a way that gets the right people to want to listen to them. In this chapter, I’ll explain how best to write your talk title, talk description and speaker bio in a way that will get them to want to listen. I’ll give you tips & tricks on how to make sure your audience knows this talk is all about them. Catch an organizer’s attention – and write a readable speaker bio so the person announcing you will get the audience AND you pumped to go on stage!



Start with your talk description, THEN create a kickass title. Once those two pieces are done, we'll rip apart your boring bio & why you SHOULDN’T include your family in it. Don’t worry, I’ll talk you through it.



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Get more tips on how to get paid to speak with my 20-Point Speaker Checklist or dive even deeper with my actual booking manager, Michelle, at the SPEAK With Confidence Accelerator.



As I mentioned, stay tuned to hear Colin's incredible story after this October's SPEAK With Confidence Accelerator.



SPEAK With Confidence: Stop wishing you were on that stage & write the dang talk: ispeakwithconfidence.com I'll even send you the fancy-schmancy workbook you're hearing about.



SPEAK With Confidence CLUSTER: Listen to this Cluster of Awesomeness here


 



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Memorizing (without memorizing)

Memorizing (without memorizing)

"Memory is the diary we all carry about with us."


– Oscar Wilde


Who's ready to jump into Chapter 5 of the SPEAK With Confidence podcast series?! Did you already finish Chapter 1: Brainstorming Like a Boss, Chapter 2: Just Be Yourself (but better), Chapter 3: Organize Your Talk (for maximum impact) and Chapter 4: Getting It Together (just don’t get too attached)? (Go listen if you haven't before you jump in here.)



For week 5, we’re finally jumping into Module 2: Delivering your talk.


DELIVER YOUR TALK: Memorizing


THIS EPISODE SIMPLIFIED: Once your talk is written out, you can break it down into easy-to-remember steps that will make sure you never forget where you are – even if you go off on a tangent.



Let’s jump into Chapter 5: Memorizing (without memorizing). One of the scariest thing about being a public speaker comes after you’ve brainstormed your big idea, figured out your dictionary, created a beautiful outline and wrote out a fantastic talk – it's memorizing! If you’re freaking out about remembering a 45-minute keynote – don’t. I have a simple method that you can use for everything from your short demo video to a full day workshop.



This simple method includes a 20 Points breakdown along with a Take 5 breakdown to get you to remember the basics – because you already know your content. Memorizing isn't memorizing if you already know what you're going to say – so let's hack the system and make sure you know what you're going to say next without sounding like a robot.



We even go through everything “demo video” – why you should have one, how to get one, and how the hunt for creating a great demo video for my speaking career led to building SPEAK With Confidence.



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Since this is also the episode of #alltheshoutouts – I’ll let you meet all the fantastic people that have helped make SPEAK With Confidence what it is.



Patrick Frank of Patchbay Media and his team have been a part of the process from the start. They’ve made all the fantastic videos in the course and make the demo videos from our yearly live event.



Dan Russell is an amazing neuromarketer, founder of Speaking of Brilliance, my boyfriend, and has been essential to developing the online portion of SPEAK With Confidence.



Lisa Hoover is the ah-mazing designer behind my personal brand. She’s worked with companies huge and small and is absolutely incredible at what she does. If you like my brand, she's the reason.



Mindy Black is an Air Force Intelligence Briefer, all-around incredible woman, and the one of the best storytellers I’ve ever met. She also has a special magic for helping others share their story.



Sarai Johnson is a best-selling author, sought-after speaker and creatrix coach. She lives boldly and is amazing at getting people to share those tough, but important stories.



Gisell Paula is the helpful human who keeps everything moving (and is NOT for hire!)



These incredible humans (and more) will be working with you at the SPEAK With Confidence Accelerator! ispeakwithconfidence.com



SPEAK With Confidence CLUSTER: Listen to this Cluster of Awesomeness here



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